Many of us are familiar with the traditional sauna and its benefits. At Island Sweat, our Infrared Sauna offers many of the same positive results, with some key advantages over the traditional sauna. Infrared wavelengths are well researched and very safe. So much so that they are regularly used in hospitals to keep newborn babies warm. So, what are the benefits?
Infrared Saunas are a relaxing way to obtain the benefits of a workout without the associated strain on your body. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of an infrared sauna provides a boost to the cardiovascular system similar to running. While the gentle heat penetrates your body, sweat production and circulation increases and this boost to your metabolism burns calories.
Sweating is known to be detoxifying. Our bodies accumulate many toxins from the products and pollutants we encounter every day. Because Infrared Saunas increase blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands, toxic heavy metals, such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic and lead are excreted from the body. In addition, alcohol, nicotine, and other compounds are released during this process.
Infrared Saunas can counteract the stress that builds up in our day to day lives. Our cabin creates a peaceful, warm sanctuary that is both relaxing and renewing. In addition, infrared treatments trigger the release of endorphins as with exercise, improving mood and leaving you in a much better state of mind. In this way, infrared treatments heal both mind and body.
Infrared Saunas can help relieve the inflammation, stiffness and soreness caused by exercise and aging. The deep, penetrating infrared heat stimulate a faster recovery by increasing circulation and oxygen delivery, while relaxing muscles. The Infrared warmth improves flexibility and range of motion, while relieving muscle tension and pain. Radiant heat has been effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, and joint stiffness.
The sweating achieved produced in a sauna treatment carries off impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and clean. Increased circulation creates a natural glow. Infrared Sauna treatments have been shown to increase elastin and collagen and speed wound healing. They also improve skin tone, color, elasticity and texture, as well as reducing cellulite.
Immune System Support
The penetrating infrared wavelengths from infrared saunas raise the core body temperature, simulating a fever. A fever is the body’s mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response in the event of an infection. This enhancement of the immune system combined with the improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, can help increase resistance to disease.